During my undergraduate thesis I was enrolled in Yestermorrow Design/Build School's Semester Program in Sustainable Design/Build. With a team of five other students and three instructors, I collaboratively designed and constructed a small guest house situated on 1.5 acres in downtown Montpelier, VT.

The site terraces dramatically from a wooded enclave on the edge of town towards the Winooski River, the place and the house describe the multi-dimensional ideas of urban and rural, landscape and shelter. The most dynamic elements of the building are its multiple cantilevers, the largest of which, the krunkle (named for its crank motion off of the otherwise orthogonal plan as well as the box's likeness to a knuckle in plan), rotates at a 45 degree angle from the main form of the building casting views into the nearby tree canopy and into the mountains beyond.